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Jimmy Magahern

Arizona's freelance writer. Since 1982.

Phoenix, AZ

Jimmy Magahern

I write immersive stories on any subject thrown my way. I once wrote 5,400 words on the mall. Occasionally I come up with ideas of my own.

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The Deadline Dean

As dean of ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism, Christopher Callahan is leading a new generation of media corps into a profession the U.S. president has personally declared war on. So why is he smiling?
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Evidence, Inc.

Axon, formerly TASER, is offering every police department in the U.S. free body cameras for a year. Will the Scottsdale firm change policing – again?
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Brand PHX

Which banners fly proudest over Greater Phoenix? As the Valley expands its cultural and economic reach, we step back to survey the landscape of tech companies, charities, hospitality firms and sports franchises that best represent our city. Herein: The Valley’s 10 best brands.
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The First Lady

As Phoenix’s first lady, Nicole France Stanton fights bullying in her brother’s memory
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Requiem for DREAMers?

With the future of DACA unclear, what happens to thousands of Arizona college students dependent upon the policy’s survival?
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Healthcare Power List 2017

Emerging medical technologies and innovative educational methods are accelerating progress in healthcare to new and exciting levels. But the questions of how companies will deliver that healthcare, and how we’ll pay for it, are more uncertain than ever.
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Goodwill Hunting

The Scottsdale Airpark is a hub for professional services providing knowledge and expertise.
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Green and Seen

Sun City is bringing medical marijuana dispensaries out of the dark, reflecting a growing acceptance among older adults.
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What's In That Hangar?

Hangars have become the new hotel ballroom for glitzy events. But after the party, it's back to business for Scottsdale's airplane garages.
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Technology You'll Love

The 50-plus crowd may benefit the most from today's smartphone- and "smart home"-based economy.
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Trump Card

Phoenix comic Paul Horner made himself into America's best-known “fake news” writer – and potentially swung a presidential election in the bargain.
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Podcast P.I.s

Could crowdsourcing investigations on the Web deliver new answers to Arizona's most baffling cold cases? From finding Bob Crane's killer to nabbing the Phoenix Freeway Shooter, the Valley is awash in unsolved mysteries primed for Serial-like resolutions. Could crowdsourcing investigations on the Web deliver new answers to Arizona's most baffling cold cases?
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About

Jimmy Magahern

Give me a week, and I'll totally get into, under and around any subject. I learned that disciplined abandon as a young music journalist for the Phoenix New Times, where I'd write about The Clash one week and Julio Iglesias the next. (Both great, btw.)
Since then, I've written for the Arizona Republic, PHOENIX magazine, Times Publications and more. I've won Arizona Press Club and national writing awards in categories ranging from sports and entertainment to health, business and technology.
Give me a week, and I can find something fascinating, relatable and relevant to write about anything.

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Skills

  • Writing
  • Reporting
  • AP Style
  • Design